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User currently offlineGlapira From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3279 times:

Hello Everybody!

I need your help once again...  Smile

I actually own a Canon 300D with a 100-400 L Lense, and I'm quite happy with how amazingly they work together. I was offered last day a Canon 20D for a very reduced price, but I lost the opportunity because of waiting and the difficult payment method. Now I was offered a Brand New 350D, located in spain with warranty, etc. for 150€ more than the price I sell my 300D with the 18-55 lens. The 350 comes with the new 18-55 II f3-5.6. Would you pay this money for it? Does it really make the difference? I would love to have a little more of speed in shooting, maybe not really in fps meanings as in burst mode memory (300D allows you only 4 images per time).

I presently have not enough money to buy a 20D itself, as it is still 1000+ €.

What do you think? Thanks in advance!

Kind Regards

Giorgio La Pira


Kind Regards, Radial360
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User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3273 times:

Hmmm.. difficult choice, but I will give you my opinion.

First a fact, the 18-55 II is not different from the 18-55 you have yourself. The only thing that has changed are the two letters (II).

I think the 300d and 350d will not make a big difference, but you do get a larger buffer like you wrote yourself. IMO the 350d is to small to fitt most hands. Maybe you can wait for the 20d price to drop, or get one second hand, when the 30d is being sold. It will make a lot more difference with your 300d.

martin21



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User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3271 times:

Hi Giorgio,

Depends what you want. If you need more frames per second and the extra resolution then go for it. The 350D also allows more user settings such as metering options etc. If I was in your shoes i'd stick with what i've got.

Just my opinion though.

Regards
Colin, 350D user  Wink


User currently offlineGlapira From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3266 times:

Hello Martin,

thanks for your comments, very helpful. I also heard about the ISO improvement on the 350D above 200 ISO, noise reduction etc. Any oppinion?

Well TBH, I think 350 wont lower its price as it is a different range of camera of the 20D, so might sell it without loosing too much in a few months... no? I think I will be paying 600 € for it, with 2 batteries. My 300D is 11 months old and as new as when I bought it: I was offered 450 € for it

Oh yes.. the size... this is another thing... does it have any problem with the 100-400L?

Thanks in advance!

Giorgio

[Edited 2006-03-02 12:45:30]

[Edited 2006-03-02 12:46:29]


Kind Regards, Radial360
User currently offlineRuudOnline From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3256 times:

I would not up grade my d70 for a d70s for 150 Euro as the differences are to small, but I would surely upgrade from d300 to d350 for 150 Euro as the d350 is a complete new generation camera.

Go to a local shop to feel the d350 and check if it isn't too small for you.

Edit: 450 € is a good price!

Ruud

[Edited 2006-03-02 12:52:48]

User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3245 times:

Quoting Glapira (Reply 3):
I also heard about the ISO improvement on the 350D above 200 ISO, noise reduction etc. Any oppinion?

Sorry can't help you on this one, but you may check www.dpreview.com for a very good review of the camera (the also have a forum).

As far as I know the 350d + 100-400 would not give any problem.

I can't look in your wallet, but IMO the 20d will be a better upgrade. The 30d will be going for sale end this month (if I am right informed) I think 20d prices will drop than, and there will be much 20d owners upgrading to 30d and selling there 20d second hand.

Martin21



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

I wouldn't trade my 300D for a 350... it's simply too small.

Consider that if you have rather big hands.  Smile



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineGlapira From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Thank you guys... I will try to see it in my hands before buying. Well... it is well smaller and lighter, so the dimensions are in a case justified. DPReview is as always the best tool together with your fabolous help... thanks!

Giorgio La Pira



Kind Regards, Radial360
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

Quoting Martin21 (Reply 1):
First a fact, the 18-55 II is not different from the 18-55 you have yourself. The only thing that has changed are the two letters (II).

LOL....where did you get that fact? According to Canon, they are two different lenses, unless of course you just throw away the "Fact" one has USM, one has Micro Motor.


User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 8):
unless of course you just throw away the "Fact" one has USM, one has Micro Motor.

We were talking about the EF-S 18-55 and the EF-S 18-55 II lenses. Not about the EF-S 18-55 USM or the EF-S 18-55 II USM.

Edited:

Info found at http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/efs18-55/

Quote:
A variant of this lens is also part of the Canon Rebel XT when sold as a kit with a lens. That lens is called the Canon EF-S 18-55m f/3.5-5.6 II. It has been reported that the newer model has the same optics as the old model and the only differences are cosmetic.

Martin21

[Edited 2006-03-02 16:03:15]


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User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 520 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Quoting Glapira (Reply 7):
Thank you guys... I will try to see it in my hands before buying. Well... it is well smaller and lighter, so the dimensions are in a case justified.

Hi there,

I've just traded my 300D for the 350D, so maybe I can be of help. Apart from new metering and AF modes, I really like the bigger buffer and overall responsiveness of the camera. AF has improved a bit, and the extra resolution is a bonus. Build quality is also comparable to the 300D. Yes, it is smaller in size, but I find it balances really well with either my EF 70-200 F4L or the 50mm 1.8, plus, it fits extremelly well in you hand once you are no longer used to the way you handled the 300D [you will have to position you fingers diferent, especially if they are big such as mine], and also it makes for a really light setup which is a real plus when you are the whole day shooting in the sun.

I also replaced the EF-s 18-55 for the new model, on first look the images seem to have less distortion on the 18mm setting, and since teh other had quite a few shots taken, I figured I might as well get a new lens.

With your 100-400L, the 350D will work very well, I've tested with a lens from a mate, and the chance to shoot an hole day with it, and I also really like the combination. Feels heavier, naturally, but not that much, and you'll get used to it really fast. But if I was to constantly have such a heavy lens attached, I'd probably buy the battery grip for that 'extra hand-space'.

Feel free to contact me if you need additional info.


User currently offlineGlapira From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Hello! Thanks a lot to everybody! A special "obrigado" to PhotoLPPT for his last post. I have now decided... (I think). I might be buying hte battery grip in a futur as soon as I check everything is ok (as I suppose it will be). Anyways I usually shot with a MonoTripod which allows me to relax my arms and not force the camera support where the lens is attached. By the way, what a bout the batteris itself? I heard it has less duration than the 300D... I should be buying a second one surely.


Thanks!

Giorgio La Pira



Kind Regards, Radial360
User currently offlinePhotolppt From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 520 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Quoting Glapira (Reply 11):
By the way, what a bout the batteris itself? I heard it has less duration than the 300D... I should be buying a second one surely.

Hello again,

My experience suggests the opposite, the 350D battery lasts longer than the one from the 300D, but in any case, it's a good ideia to keep a spare handy... batteries have the tendency to die out on the worst occasions Big grin

Good luck with your gear.

Regards,
Luis Alexandre Pontes


User currently offlineGlapira From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Moito Obrigado Luis! Bona noite! (Those some of the very few words I know in portuguese).

 Smile

Giorgio La Pira



Kind Regards, Radial360
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 6):
I wouldn't trade my 300D for a 350... it's simply too small.

That's why I have the battery grip with mine.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

The D350 is simply great.

Buy it.


User currently offlineGlapira From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Thanks everybody.. I will go for it today  Wink

Giorgio La Pira



Kind Regards, Radial360
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

Quoting Glapira (Reply 16):
I will go for it today

Enjoy it!


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